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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 2,268) 10th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Dave Phillips

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Pack: Out suspended

Pack: Out suspended

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Cheltenham Town and Macclesfield at Whaddon Road.

Cheltenham are injury-free but will be without Marlon Pack through suspension.

Former Portsmouth midfielder Pack has already picked up a one-game ban for accumulating five yellow cards, meaning he is not available.

Robins manager Mark Yates believes Pack's deputies are more than capable of filling his boots in the short term.

"I've said all along that I've probably got the three best central midfielders in the league for me and Marlon's suspension will give others an opportunity," he said.

Otherwise, Yates' squad has a clean bill of health, with newly recruited goalkeeper Jack Butland eligible to play after completing a one-month loan switch from Birmingham on Thursday.

Meanwhile Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson will be without a quartet of players.

Waide Fairhurst (ankle), Jack Cudworth (ankle), Paul Morgan (broken arm) and Tom Fisher (knee ligament) are all unavailable.

Morgan will be sidelined for between six and eight weeks after having a plate taken out of his arm, while Cudworth be out for a similar period following an ankle operation.

Fisher has stepped up his training but will not be fit for the weekend and neither will Fairhurst, who arrived at the club in the summer and made a fine impact during pre-season before injury struck.

Simpson said: "I feel sorry for the lad as he is at a new club and desperate to make a good impression."

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